Superintendent’s Memo #003-13

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

January 11, 2013

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Comment Period on the Board of Education's Regulations for the Governor's Regulatory Reform Initiative, January 11, 2013 - February 28, 2013

The Virginia Department of Education is seeking public comment on the Board of Education's regulations as part of the Governor's Regulatory Reform Initiative.  In order for staff to review and incorporate comments and recommendations into a presentation to the Board, please submit comments by February 28, 2013.

Regulatory agencies are charged with conducting a comprehensive review of regulations currently in place and repealing regulations that are unnecessary or no longer in use, reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens on individuals, businesses, and other regulated groups, and identifying statutes that require unnecessary or overly burdensome regulations. The goal is to identify regulations that are overly burdensome and where reform is appropriate consistent with protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Virginia.

A current list of the Board's regulations is available at

After reviewing the public comments, Department staff will present a list of regulations recommended to be deleted or amended to the Board of Education for consideration.

The Department of Education welcomes public comment on this initiative. Comments may be submitted to  Questions regarding the Board of Education’s regulations or the Governor's Regulatory Reform Initiative may be addressed to Mrs. Anne Wescott by e-mail at or by phone at (804) 225- 2403.